to accept flying even though it terrifies me
*england on boxing day covered in a blanket
that the reward is amazing
*ummm..i think you all know this one!
that i will indeed walk into a place i never really thought i'd see and that i would be so overwhelmed with choice, i would only take home a couple of things
( p a t h e t i c ! )
that my boys will not only be fine for a week (our first nights ever apart) without me but they will be taken on a road trip to places still on my list and come home with passport stamps and memories their mummy doesn't share
*coming in to land at fiumicino airport in rome
looking out my window while flying in to rome and being thrilled that the landscape actually looks like italy
that some places are just how you imagined them yet, at the same time, your wildest dreams could not have prepared you for the reality
As you can see we are still away and having an incredible time.
You might also have popped in and thought " who's this" ?. I realised that one of the reasons my blogging became so sporadic was that I felt that I could only visit you here if I had something interesting to show you and with the craziness of last year my "making" time all but vanished.This year I have restructured things to allow myself time for things I want to accomplish and, while doing this, I decided that this little old blog of mine would suit me better as a journal.I'm not suggesting that I won't make things to show you but I won't rely on that from myself-especially as there are bloggers out there who are truly crafty and I can't compete with that nor do I want to.They doing an amazing job and I simply don't as I have too many other things I want to share with you as well.It was an interesting revelation!
So perhaps we could say that coming up to my third blog birthday I am finally finding my feet. I'm not sure how you could describe this blog of mine from now on but hopefully you will find a thread within it that you connect with. Its what I am also hoping to find myself. This travelling we have been doing has not felt like a holiday as such but more of an awakening especially from myself.I have never travelled as an adult and, until New York, my husband and I had never travelled together.Work has always got in the way and the nature of working in the film industry is that you work when it is there so, naturally, life gets bumped in favour of the job.We miss weddings,birthday parties,milestones,holidays,dinners with friends and much more.This trip has shown us how unbalanced that has become.How much is out there and how great we are when seeing it together. Occasionally life must bump the work in order for you to connect and grow.Not just with each other but with those around you. So that is our 2011 aim.To feed the really important things.All of us.